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Roof Inspections

Roof surveys are by far our most requested drone inspection service and something we have carried out for a wide range of businesses and individuals across the UK, including building surveyors, facilities managers, landlords and investors.


Using a drone to carry out your roof inspection is a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to look for damage and potential issues that may be costly in the future if not rectified. Drone surveys of rooftops and other hard-to-reach areas of buildings can identify problems such as:

  • Missing or damaged tiles
  • Loose or damaged flashing
  • Issues causing leaks
  • Debris building up in gutters and other bottlenecks
  • Damage to the structure of the building

Our main clients for this type of work are building surveyors who are carrying out condition reports or dilapidation assessments. Previously they would access the roof and other areas using a cherry picker (MEWP), which would give them a few views from around the building, where they could get the cherry picker close enough to the building. This would normally involve the hire of the cherry picker itself, along with an accredited operator holding an IPAF or similar qualification, not to mention traffic management costs if the cherry picker needed to be situated on a road or pavement. They would go up in the basket and inspect the roof using a zoom lens on a camera or binoculars, and use what they could see to get a sense of the overall condition of the roof.

This method worked, but it only provided a sample of the roof, took time as they had to go up and spend time looking themselves, and was risky as they were working at height, which accounts for the most accidents in the workplace in the UK, not to mention it was costly! Using a drone services provider such as Quayle Industries Ltd is more cost-effective, takes into account the whole roof as every square inch is captured in high-definition images and/or 4K video, plus it saves them time as they carry out the roof survey from their office with minimal risk to their health and safety. It’s a triple W, a win-win-win!

To ensure the operation is carried out in the safest manner possible, it’s important to make sure who you use for roof inspections with a drone is fully qualified to do so, holds the correct permissions from the Civilian Aviation Authority, and is adequately insured to cover both you and them in the unlikely event that something unexpected happens, fortunately, Quayle Industries Ltd has you covered!

We are based in Newark-On-Trent so can easily travel to any part of the UK if needed. If you are looking for an experienced drone pilot contact us by calling 0333 2104420 or email hello@quayleindustries.co.uk

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